All beautiful the march of days

All beautiful the march of days. Frances Whitmarsh Wile* (1878-1939). According to Henry Wilder Foote, American Unitarian Hymn Writers and Hymns (Cambridge, Mass., 1959) (, this was written ca. 1907 in Rochester with the help of her pastor, William Channing Gannett*. It had three stanzas: All beautiful the march of days,   As seasons come and go; The hand that shaped the rose hath wrought   The crystal of the snow; Hath sent the hoary frost of heaven,   The flowing waters sealed, And laid a silent loveliness   On hill and wood and field. O’er white expanses sparkling pure   The radiant morns unfold; The solemn splendours of the night...

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